Scene perception: a failure to find a benefit from prior expectancy or familiarity.

@article{Biederman1983ScenePA,
  title={Scene perception: a failure to find a benefit from prior expectancy or familiarity.},
  author={Irving Biederman and Richard Teitelbaum and Robert J. Mezzanotte},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          411-29
        }
}
In our everyday world, we typically have an expectancy as to the kinds of scenes that we will see from one glance to the next. Also, many of the scenes that we do see are familiar in the sense that they have been experienced before. Do these factors influence the perception of a scene? In three experiments, priming subjects with a verbal descriptor of a scene was not found to improve reliably the perception of that scene as assessed by the speed and accuracy of detecting an incongruity between… CONTINUE READING

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